Hope for Alzheimer's? Deep Brain Stimulation

Researchers report what they say is a world first: By implanting a device in a man's brain, they have improved his memory. The discovery, published today in the Journal of Neurology, raises the possibility of using this technique to treat Alzheimer's patients. Surgeons made this accidental discovery while a 50-year-old-male patient was undergoing "deep brain stimulation," as part of an experimental treatment for obesity. With the patient under local anesthesia, but fully awake, surgeons...Full Story
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